Join Tony Abbey for an in-depth discussion in this video Truss model: Weldments setup, part of SOLIDWORKS: Shell and Beam Modeling in FEA.
- [Instructor] This video describes…how to convert SOLIDWORKS Weldments into FEA truss elements…together with the appropriate methods…for loads and band conditions.…We're going to recreate the F-game model…that we saw in the previous truss example.…That one used the alternative starting point…to solid geometry instead of Weldments.…So go to file open, and we choose rectangle.…If you have a SOLIDWORKS version 2018 or later,…than you can get this file directly…from the exercise folder.…
Now this part contains a sketch,…which we'll use to create a Weldment profile.…If you're working with SOLIDWORKS version prior to 2018,…or don't have this SOLIDWORKS file available,…then you'll need to create this sketch…in a part from scratch using the dimensions shown here.…Note that origin of this sketch is at the centroid…of the rectangular section.…This forms the pierce point, or datum,…of the Weldment profile.…We're going to save the file as,…and then we're going to change the type…to a library feature part.…
Now there's a specific location we want to save this into,…
In this course, instructor Tony Abbey explains how to work with shell and beam models in SOLIDWORKS. Learn when to use shell, beam, and specialized truss elements; understand the fundamentals of modeling with them; and find out how to mesh, postprocess, and model components with these tools. Tony shows how to set up and run these FEA simulations to test the integrity of your designs and view results such as stress, force, and displacement.
- Modeling beams and trusses
- Using weldments
- Modeling shells
- Using surfaces
- Using solid bodies
- Using sheet-metal bodies
- Setting up and running FEA simulations